Packers Numbers Crunches: Playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 34-31 playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys on January 15. (All stats are playoff stats unless otherwise noted.)
- The Packers are now 7-7 in divisional round playoff games since 1990 (4-1 at home, 3-6 on the road). The win over Dallas was their first division round playoff win on the road since 2010 when they defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Jan. 15, 2011 (same date five years later) 48-21.
- In all road playoff games in the Super Bowl era (since 1966), the Pack is 9-12, but they are 5-3 since 2010.
- The Cowboys scored first in the game. Green Bay has won four of their last six playoff contests when the opposition scores first. They are 7-8 since 2000.
- Green Bay had the lead after the first quarter, 7-3. Since 1966 the Packers are now 16-4 in playoff games when they are ahead after the first quarter.
- Ty Montgomery had a pair of rushing TDs in the game becoming the first Packers running back to have two rushing TDs in a playoff game since Ryan Grant had three on January 12, 2008 against Seattle. Montgomery is the sixth Packers running back to have two or more rushing TDs in a playoff game; in addition to Montgomery and Grant, the others are Ahman Green, Edgar Bennett, Travis Williams and Elijah Pitts.
- Green Bay had the halftime lead, 21-13. In playoff games where the Packers have scored 20 or more points in the first half, the team is 11-1. Their only loss was on January 12, 2013 to the 49ers.
- Micah Hyde had an interception and sack in the contest. It was his first career playoff sack and first career playoff pick. He became the 47th player in NFL history to have a sack and interception in a playoff game. Other Packers on this list are Sam Shields, Morgan Burnett and LeRoy Butler.
- Aaron Rodgers threw an interception in the game; the team is now 2-5 in playoff games where he throws one or more pick. The team is 7-1 in playoff games when he does not throw an interception.
- The Packers led 28-13 going into the fourth quarter. NFL teams are 147-2 in playoff games when they have a 15-point or more lead going into the final period.
- Green Bay did allow 15 points to Dallas in the fourth quarter. Teams are 20-35 when they allow the opposition to score 15 or more in the fourth quarter. It was the third time the Packers have done so, but it was their first playoff win when they allowed 15+ points in the final quarter.
- Mason Crosby had 10 points in a playoff game for the third time in his career. He is now tied with Antonio Freeman for most playoff games with 10 or more points for the Packers.
- Rodgers passed for 356 yards and two TDs. It was his fourth career playoff game with 350 passing yards and two or more TD passes. That ties him with Drew Brees for third on the all-time list. Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner top the list with five such games.
- Green Bay scored in each quarter of the game versus the Cowboys. The team is now 12-3 in playoff games when they tally points in each of the four quarters.
- Jared Cook had six catches for 104 yards for his first 100-yard receiving game of his career in the playoffs.
- Two special team stats of note: Crosby had six touchbacks on six kickoffs; punter Jake Schum had three punts for an average of 54.7 yards.
- In the Super Bowl era, the Packers are now 15-2 in playoff games when they score 30 or more points. Those 17 games are second most in NFL playoff history (Dallas has 21 playoff games with 30 or more points scored). In playoff games where the Pack allowed the opponents to score 30 or more points, they are 1-11… this was their first playoff win when they allowed 30 or more points.
- The Packers were 0-4 coming into this game in playoff contests decided by three points or less. This was their first win in a playoff game decided by three points or less in the Super Bowl era.
- Dallas and Green Bay combined for 65 points. The Pack is 5-5 in games where the teams combined for 60 or more points. The 65 points is tied for fourth most in Packers history for a playoff game.
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